Building community across difference

Together, we can build a community in which everyone will flourish.

A community that celebrates difference and increases cultural awareness. A warm, inclusive community. A community that provides rich opportunities and experiences for all.

Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) works every day to ensure that Notre Dame is a place where everyone can flourish. We offer multicultural students the tools to make the most of their college experience—and prepare for meaningful and rewarding careers. 

Don’t hesitate to come see us. We’ll help you take advantage of everything Notre Dame has to offer.


Welcome Home!

Author: Iris Outlaw

Welcome Home

Iris Outlaw

MSPS welcomes the Class of 2019 and returning students home.  The summer has passed too swiftly. In preparation for your arrival, I thought it pertinent to inform you of the significant changes that occurred. With the graduation of two of our student interns, sophomores, Dominic Acri and Lauren Hill will join MSPS this month.  We bid farewell to the MSPS Intern ReChard Peel, who began his graduate program at Grand Valley State University this fall.  Ashley Lunford , 2015 Purdue graduate, assumed the 2015 – 2016 MSPS Intern position coordinating our professional development and diversity education initiatives. Also, joining the MSPS Team is Sarah Snider as our graduate assistant.  You may see Alethea Tusher, last year’s graduate assistant, in the classroom as an instructor. Please stop by the office and welcome our new hires to our community.

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Three questions with Gabriel Said Reynolds, Quran scholar

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Gabriel Said Reynolds

University of Notre Dame theologian Gabriel Reynolds studies the Quran and the interactions between Christians and Muslims. Academic courses taught by Reynolds include “Foundations of Theology,” “Islam and Christian Theology,” “The Qur’an and Its Relation to the Bible,” “The Holy Land” and “Islamic Origins.” He is the author of the forthcoming book “The Qurʾan in Conversation with the Bible: The Qurʾan Translation of Ali Quli Qaraʾi Annotated with Biblical Texts and Commentary.”

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First Fridays at MSPS


Location: 207 LaFortune Student Center


Stop by MSPS for a little relaxation at the end of the week. Grab a quick bite and play some games. Come as you are for as long as you like. All are welcome. 

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MSPS Welcome Back Picnic


Location: FieldHouse Mall/ North Quad


Join MSPS for our annual Welcome Back Picnic

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 4pm-7pm on North Quad

Featuring the Diversity Council Showcase, cultural performances, prizes and more! 

All are welcome to attend this free event. Bring ND ID for admission. No meal plan needed. …

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Student Spotlight

Study Abroad Reflection: Joseph Ong

Author: Ke'Ana Bradley

Botanic gardens- Joseph Ong

One of the funniest things about being in Southeast Asia is my identity as “American” changes depending on where I am. In America, for example, everyone speaks to me in English. In Singapore, however, while the other students will speak to me in English, whenever I interact with Singaporeans from the older generation when at the airport, buying groceries, or trying to order food, the uncles and aunties will address me Chinese. In Taiwan, even though I addressed the airport staff in Chinese, the airport staff would reply to my questions in English only. I guess I come off as “too American” in Taiwan but not so much in Singapore.

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